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Go vote you turnip eating toque wearers!

And remember you are guaranteed a 3 hour window to do so. Your employer must accommodate this, and pay you for any time you miss work as a result.
 
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Well I voted. Just about retched when I saw Michael Cooper's name on the ballot and that that piece of shit is going to be my representative.
 
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40 days is too long for an election, 76 days last time was horrible. But finally the ads and signs are finished.

27.4 M eligible to vote. Apparently 5M voted in the advance polls. Not sure how many prisoners voted.
 
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I'm on my way there as I type...

Edit: Aaaaaand done. Cynicism won out a bit in the end and I voted strategically instead of ideologically, but I'm comfortable with my choice (it's not like the strategic choice was completely out of step with me anyway, they just weren't my FIRST choice).
 
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Done on the 12th in advanced polls. Happy to see turnout improved over last election for that. Hoping that translates to today as well.
 
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Ladies and gentlemen the first poll in Newfoundland are reporting in and based upon the results thus far, we expect a Conservative majority, taking all 338 seats.
 
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Edit: Aaaaaand done. Cynicism won out a bit in the end and I voted strategically instead of ideologically, but I'm comfortable with my choice (it's not like the strategic choice was completely out of step with me anyway, they just weren't my FIRST choice).
Maybe I don't understand, but doesn't voting ideologically still kinda work out since the parties have to work together to form a majority government?
 
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In this particular instance, yes, it worked out that way. I'm actually pretty satisfied with tonight's results, at least as of right now.
 
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Yep. 4 more years of Liberal government. And most likely a new Leader for the CPC and Lib as well in the next election.
 
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Scheer still a smarmy shit-eating cunt even in his "concession" speech. If the CPC leaves him in charge, they deserve every L they get forever.
 
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But from what I've seen, the conservatives got the most votes but not the most seats?

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But from what I've seen, the conservatives got the most votes but not the most seats?

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It's because Alberta votes unbelievably conservative. Like, it's a 50/30/20 split or even closer all over the rest of Canada, in Alberta, it's a 70/everyone else split for conservatives.
 
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Yep, like always national numbers mean nothing. It's about ridings.

But Ralph Goodale and Lisa Raitt. Wow.
 
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In a massive shock to no one, Kenney is attacking the most vulnerable to enrich the least. After record profits, massive tax cuts and huge layoffs as a result in the Oil+Gas industry, he's cutting AISH benefits for the permanently disabled to make up for the billions in lost revenue. God damn you Justachel Notrudeauly.

I hate the Conservatives and I fucking hate Albertans. I'm out of this province as soon as I can drop this ball and chain of a fucking house.
 
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I don't speak for the whole province; but, the people at the coast are not. Our thoughts are more about diversification of economy and workforce.
 
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Speaking as a former Vancouver Islander - there's been a long-standing semi-serious joke about BC joining Washington state, Oregon and California and becoming a separate country (Cascadia, I believe).

But as for joining with Alberta? No. Not so much. Like, ever.
 
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Wexit is a tiny amount of really stupid, mostly older, Albertans, led by a couple of white nationalist assholes (one a former Mountie, in case you ever wonder why I'm no longer). It does not, thankfully, represent most Albertans and is honestly one of the fucking stupidest God damn things to come out of this stupid God damn province. It absolutely doesn't include BC, because why the fuck would BC ever want to hitch their wagon to Alberta?
 
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THAT SAID, Alberta is a fucking stupid fuckhole of a province and it didn't even take a year for our provincial government to embroil itself in disgusting corruption bullshit. I legitimately hate this place.
 
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Basically the one good thing about Ontario is that it's not Alberta. We still manage to elect terrible politicians who act against our best interest, but at least we occasionally take a break from it.
 
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I've heard many people say the NDP did a lot of good, despite spending most of the time cleaning up Conservative messes. That they were starting to make real, positive change. I don't know enough about politics to know if that's true or not. Anyone confirm?
 
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I've heard many people say the NDP did a lot of good, despite spending most of the time cleaning up Conservative messes. That they were starting to make real, positive change. I don't know enough about politics to know if that's true or not. Anyone confirm?
Confirm
 
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The opposite is true in Manitoba where the NDP spent decades running Manitoba finances into the ground and now the Conservatives are trying to clean up the mess. I think a regular rotation of political party is essential to a well-functioning democracy.
 
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Man, Canada really screwed up when it failed to replace a corrupt Liberal with *checks notes* a Conservative leader that literally embezzled money.
 
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